Ace Hardware has partnered with eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ: EBAY) to offer customers an in-store pickup option. The partnership is intended to help Ace enhance its omnichannel capabilities, drive sales and generate customer acquisitions.
Pier 1 Imports announced disappointing sales this week, but the furniture and home decor retailer is confident that its continued investment in omnichannel will give it a boost in the coming year.
Hhgregg ranked the highest among appliance retailer websites in a recent J.D. Power 2014 Appliance Shopper Website Evaluation Study. The study indicated that 76 percent of shoppers found that retailer websites are highly useful when shopping for appliances, and that product reviews are becoming increasingly important.
Strongbark has launched the first private social shopping network, a platform where shoppers share deals and discounts directly with their closest friends. With more than 6,500 retailers and 80,000-plus offers available daily, Strongbark users can shop using keywords or categories to find any product or service.
Chico's FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in more than 100 countries and across more than 60 global currencies.
This is not a grocery delivery service. Nor is it a tech company selling non-perishable foods. Launched just 10 months ago, Boxed is innovating warehouse shopping by eliminating the need for consumers to haul large quantities from the check-out, to their car, and then their homes.
Ikea has been slow to develop e-commerce, but the home goods retailer will resume its rollout, following a year of focus on physical stores.
Online shopping has reached a tipping point as the majority of consumers visit retail websites via mobile devices rather than computers, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report. This marks the first time that mobile shopping outpaced desktop shopping in the survey's history.
Shoppers can now purchase products directly from their Twitter feeds with the official launch of the long-awaited "buy" button.
Amazon, Walmart and eBay are among the top ranked online retailers in the eighth annual survey by Prosper Insight & Analytics. The survey qualified shoppers by age, income level and gender.